), a global leader in employment services industry, is set to
report its fourth quarter and full-year 2013 results on Jan 30,
2014. Last quarter, it posted a positive surprise of 15.6%. Let
us see how things are developing for this announcement.
Growth Factors in the Past Quarter
Manpower's third-quarter 2013 results were impressive, owing to
improving economic trends in Europe, along with effective cost
management. Moreover, the company's restructuring initiatives are
facilitating higher savings and in turn improved bottom-line
Our proven model does not conclusively project Manpower as likely
to beat earnings this quarter. That is because a stock needs to
have both a positive
and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), #2 (Buy) or #3 (Hold) for this
to happen. This is not the case here as you will see below.
ESP for Manpower is 0.00%. This is because both the Most Accurate
Estimate and the Zacks Consensus Estimate stand at $1.26.
Zacks #3 Rank (Hold):
Manpower's Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) lowers the predictive power of
ESP because this Zacks Rank when combined with a 0.00% ESP makes
surprise prediction difficult. We caution against stocks with a
Zacks Rank #4 and #5 (Sell-rated stocks) going into an earnings
announcement, especially when the company is witnessing negative
estimate revisions momentum.
Other Stocks to Consider
Here are some other companies you may want to consider as our
model shows these to have the right combination of elements to
post an earnings beat:
Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.
) with an Earnings ESP of 1.15% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Under Armour, Inc.
) with an Earnings ESP of 3.77% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
The Walt Disney Co.
) with an Earnings ESP of 3.33% and a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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